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Definition of Prune

Prune
Prune Prune, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pruned; p. pr. & vb. n. Pruning.] [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.] 1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay. --Thackeray. Taking into consideration how they [laws] are to be pruned and reformed. --Bacon. Our delightful task To prune these growing plants, and tend these flowers. --Milton. 2. To cut off or cut out, as useless parts. Horace will our superfluous branches prune. --Waller. 3. To preen; to prepare; to dress. --Spenser. His royal bird Prunes the immortal wing and cloys his beak. --Shak.
Prune
Prune Prune, v. i. To dress; to prink; -used humorously or in contempt. --Dryden.
Prune
Prune Prune, n. [F. prune, from L. prunum a plum. See Plum.] A plum; esp., a dried plum, used in cookery; as, French or Turkish prunes; California prunes. German prune (Bot.), a large dark purple plum, of oval shape, often one-sided. It is much used for preserving, either dried or in sirup. Prune tree. (Bot.) (a) A tree of the genus Prunus (P. domestica), which produces prunes. (b) The West Indian tree, Prunus occidentalis. South African prune (Bot.), the edible fruit of a sapindaceous tree (Pappea Capensis).

Meaning of Prune from wikipedia

- prune is a dried plum, most commonly from the European plum (Prunus domestica). Not all plum species or varieties can be dried into prunes. A prune is...
- Look up prune in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A prune is a dried fruit of various plum species. Prune may also refer to: Pruning, the practice of...
- Prune juice is a fruit juice derived from prunes (dried plums) that have been rehydrated. It is a m****-produced product that is often produced using a...
- The prune plum (Prunus domestica subsp. domestica) is a fruit-bearing tree, or its fruit. It is a subspecies of the plum Prunus domestica. The freestone...
- Compote or compĂ´te (French for mixture) is a dessert originating from medieval Europe,[citation needed] made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup...
- called prune because it is a representation of the average color of prunes. Prune is the French word for "plum", but in English the name "prune" is applied...
- Prune belly syndrome is a rare, genetic birth defect affecting about 1 in 40,000 births. About 97% of those affected are male. Prune belly syndrome is...
- a fruit of some species in Prunus subg. Prunus. Dried plums are called prunes. Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans. Three...
- fruit. Common names include rukam, governor's plum, Indian plum, and Indian prune. This species is a tree growing 5 to 15 meters tall. The trunk is lined...
- Prune Nourry is a French multidisciplinary artist currently working at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY. Specialized in sculpture, she also...